Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Kaden Smith

Tight end
School: Stanford | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5.0 / 255 | 40: 4.92 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.43
Projected Round
5th
Pos: 
Terrific pass-catching tight end with poor speed. Fluidly releases off the line of scrimmage, sells pass routes and comes back to the ball out of breaks. Tracks the pass in the air, gets vertical and exposes himself to the big hit. Uses his frame to shield away defenders, extends his hands and snatches the pass from the air. Displays focus and concentration and lays out to come away with the difficult reception. Bends his knees as a blocker and plays with proper pad level.
Neg: 
Displays limited quickness. Plays to one speed and does not show burst. Ran poorly at the combine and does not show much speed on film.
Analysis: 
Smith possesses a good frame and natural pass-catching skills but is limited by a lack of speed. He has enough ability to be a second tight end or even a starter in a system that does not require him to run vertical routes, and he could develop into a three-down player at his position.